Excursions

Rouvas Forest Hiking

  • Duration: 6,5 hours approximately
  • Days Avalaible : Upon request
  • Language: en, de,
  • Location : Heraklion , South Heraklion , Gergeri ,Rouvas Gorge
  • Price: 75 euro
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Included in the price: 

  • Transport to and from the village of Gergeri. 
  • Refreshments (bottled water, sandwich and a full meal at the taverna including local wine and raki. 
  • Local taxes and full insurance 

Not included: 

Footwear, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, ice cream, soft drinks and beer 

The Rouvas forest is located on a small plateau of Psiloritis,55km south of Heraklion,16km north of Gergeri ,and covers an area of 30,000 hectares.

The ecological importance of the forest is significant ,as it shelters many protecte animal species and has a rich ecosystem of flora and fauna.

We start our walk through the Rouvas gorge at an altitude of 1,400m.
We walk for about 5k enjoying impressive views,before we arrive at the small chapel Agios Ioannis.Here we stop for a rest and relax a bit beside the springs and under the shady plane trees.
After our break , we walk for another 4.5km past rugged cliffs and impessive rock formations towards our final destination,the monastery of Agios Nikolaos.

 

We are sure that the gorge will stay unforgettable in your memory!